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India Is Building the Infrastructure for a Truly Digital Economy

Silicon Valley fancies itself the global leader in innovation. Its leaders hype technologies such as bitcoin and blockchain, which some claim are the …

Are Humans Really Nothing More Than a Bunch of Stardust?

New research carried out by astronomers has confirmed that, yes, humans are in fact made up largely of stardust. During their studies, the …

Google Wifi outperforms competitors in independent test

Google’s upcoming Wi-Fi router, Google Wifi, is designed to provide a reliable internet connection throughout the home on all devices. In an effort to see how it stacks up against the competition before it ships on December 5, Google asked an independent company, Allison USA, to put Google Wifi up …

Blockchain technology is coming to the solar panels on your roof

Where there’s a market with creaking infrastructure to be disrupted, blockchain technology will disrupt it. At least that’s what some proponents of blockchain tech, which shares many of the same principles underpinning bitcoin, are hoping to do with the energy sector.<p>While blockchain tech has taken …

Blockchain

Daimler Launches Private Car Sharing App, All Makes May Apply

Global carmakers are shoving back mightily against their perceived digital disruption by Silicon Valley newcomers. The world’s oldest automaker for instance, Germany’s Daimler, puts its future strategy under the CASE moniker, which stands for “Connectivity, Autonomous, Sharing, and Electric,” as …

A new way to prevent cheating at live esports tournaments

Whenever a <i>Counter-Strike</i> pro lines up a nearly unbelievable headshot or manages to kill an opponent covered by a visually impenetrable wall or smoke …

ESL

First official 'Infinite Warfare' tournament happens December 3rd

With <i>Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare</i> just now landing and <i>Modern Warfare: Remastered</i> reminding FPS fans of the franchise's glory days, Sony is ready to celebrate the <i>Call of Duty</i> New Year. It's that time of year when <i>CoD</i> players get their hands on a new game, start leveling up their weapon kits again …

Call of Duty

Indie darling 'Bastion' comes to Xbox One next month

<i>Bastion's</i> dream-likewatercolor visuals and deep, satisfying RPG mechanics won it plenty of praise back in 2011. Since its launch on PC and Xbox 360, the game has been ported to a range of platforms including Mac, PS4 and Android. Now, developer Supergiant Games is bringing its debut adventure to …

Xbox

'Hitman's Episodic Release Made It One Of My Favorite Games This Year

Yesterday, I finally killed my last target. For the first time, that is. <i>Hitman</i> has been releasing a steady drip of murder sandboxes over the past few months, and yesterday’s Hokkaido map brought season 1 to a close with grace and style. Set James Bond-style elite private hospital and resort in the …

For NASA's Hubble Successor, Failure Isn't an Option

NASA assembles the mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope's 2018 launch, but unlike Hubble, there's no chance to fix it in space.<p>Lee Feinberg …

Why Some People Will Do Anything to Avoid Pooping in Public Toilets

Why is it so worry-inducing to poop in public restrooms? Few people look forward to getting caught with the urge while they're away from home, but …

Razer and Maingear partner on an all-out gaming PC

Maingear isn't playing favorites when it comes to partners for over-the-top gaming rigs. The PC builder is teaming up with Razer for the R1 Razer Edition, a tower PC that's as much about showing off as boosting your frame rates. Razer, as you might have noticed, handles the design -- it's …

Einstein’s Masterpiece: Celebrating a Century of the General Theory of Relativity

It is not often that a centenarian is just as spry and vital as the day she was born, but that’s the case with the general theory of relativity.<p>More …

NASA is sending astronauts to Mars, but vegetarians, early risers and the gluten-free need not apply

NASA recently announced it intended to send a manned mission to Mars by 2030. While details are sketchy, the call for astronauts has already begun. …

Wireless charging system for EVs is nearly as good as plugging in

Wireless charging for electric cars is already affordable, but it's still pretty limited: it isn't the quickest option, and it's not even on the radar if you're driving large vehicles like trucks. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are close to licking those problems once and for all, …

The Founder Of Glassdoor Explains How Playing World Of Warcraft Led Him To Create A Company Valued At $1 Billion

Robert Hohman, 45, founded Glassdoor in 2007, together with two fellow veterans from travel site Expedia. Glassdoor is a website where workers post reviews of their companies, including salary figures, assessments of bosses and information on job interviews. It also aggregates job listings and …

Tesla's Battery Business Profits In Its First Quarter, Elon Musk Says

<b>Competitor AES Announces Global Expansion</b><p>The battery division of Tesla Motors Co. turned a profit in its first quarter shipping Powerwall and Powerpack batteries from the company’s Nevada Gigafactory, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said today.<p>“Even during this initial product launch, Tesla Energy achieved …

Tesla

France Wants To Install 1,000 Km Of Solar Roadways Over The Next Five Years

In 2014, the Netherlands built the world’s first solar bike path, a 70-metre stretch named SolaRoad. The proof of concept performed even better than expected, generating, after six months, enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>Successful and fascinating as it is, the project is …

Clean Energy

Rainbow Moon shines on PS4 this month

Rainbow Moon launches on PlayStation 4 on 17th February. It costs £11.99 / €14.99.The turn-based isometric role-playing game is already out on PS3 …

Toyota is testing flat-panel satellite communication for future models

DETROIT — Toyota is working to get data to and from your car as fast as and as safely as possible and satellites might be the answer.<p>The Japanese …

How to improve willpower? Feed it.

Bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be is often exhausting. To become fitter, we need to keep from blowing off the gym. And to do that, we need willpower.<p>Children who have the self-control to resist a marshmallow now in order to receive two later generally have better SAT scores …

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

Sleep

Startup stories: Mitch Wainer of DigitalOcean explains how he got accepted to Techstars

Digital Ocean is a private server company that leases capacity from existing data centres all over the world. Founded in 2011, it has become the second largest hosting provider in the world behind Amazon, and even surpassed Jeff Bezos’ company in terms of annual growth.<p>In this video, Julian Shapiro …

Thousands Of Connected Cars To Roll Out Across U.S.

Now, cars can yell at each other when traffic gets bad<p>If these cars could talk, right? Well, soon they will. Yesterday, transportation secretary Anthony Foxx announced the U.S.'s largest vehicle-to-vehicle pilot program. The $42 million project will roll out in New York City, Tampa, and Wyoming to …

Big banks want to adopt Bitcoin tech for the financial sector

Whenever you make a Bitcoin transaction, it's recorded on a public ledger called "blockchain." Now, a handful of big banks have partnered (PDF) with New York firm R3 to adopt the cryptocurrency's database system for use in finance. These nine banks, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and …

Architizer

DuckDuckGo vs Google: It's all about the Bangs!

Google is fun to say, but DuckDuckGo — at least for me — is a lot more fun to <i>use</i>. While I can’t repeat the name as a verb (I can ‘Google it’ on Google; I don’t know what I’d say for a DuckDuckGo search), the upstart search engine has quickly become my go-to on a day to day basis.<p>So, why is …

High-protein breakfast helps teens cut calories

Eating a high-protein breakfast—containing 35 grams of protein—may help overweight teens who typically skip breakfast stabilize their blood sugar and …

Nutrition

6 Things You Should Know About Lab Diamonds

Lab Diamonds Help Catch Up to Demand<p>A clear, sparkling diamond is rare. That’s part of its appeal. Those mined today formed billions of years ago. But a new method can grow gem-quality diamonds on demand in just three months. Lab diamonds are identical to their natural counterparts and cost 30 to …

Tomorrow's Battlefield Will Be Much Broader Than Today's

Future wars will take place in low Earth orbit ... and anywhere there's a Wi-Fi connection<p>More than 1,200 active satellites circle the globe; the lifeblood of modern military operations flows through many of them. In May, the U.S. Air Force announced a $5 billion budget to develop space-based …